(Closed) Drivers license hell

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Moved to Names 🙂

I heard that the DMV does have to limit the number of characters (letters) that will fit on your drivers license.  Is that maybe the reason they wouldn’t do it for you?

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Question… is your maiden last name your 2nd middle or 1st last? I’m really interested in this because you did exactly what I would like to do (keep all 4 names and go by myfirst mylast hislast). And I’m in Ohio too! 

Post # 5
2427 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

The DMV tried to hassle me about this too, but beings I had already been put into the system by social security, there wasn’t much they could do but complain.  I was told that you have to go to the social security office first before anything else.  Was this the same for you?  If so, and you have already been put into the system with the name you want, there’s nothing the DMV can do about it.  If you went to the DMV first, I’m not quite sure what the protocol is there.

Post # 7
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Ugh, I hate the DMV too!

It sounds like the DMV people didn’t understand that your maiden name is now a second middle name, and so that’s why they were trying to get you to hyphenate it with your last name. I think if you show them something that separates your given names from your family name, it should clarify the matter. I also have four names (1 first, 2 middles, 1 last), and my passport and social security card both make it obvious which is my last name. The SS card has my last name on a separate line, and my passport has the format HisLast, Chelsea Middle Maiden. Maybe try that as your method of attack?

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